Irish Question, No. 19.]
WHAT THE PARNELLITES
You are often told that the trouble in Ireland is only a case of
landlords against peasantry, and that under Home Eule the
peasants will have justice and liberty.
Look at these cases, where the victims all belong to the
[From Keport of Weekly Meeting of Cork Defence Union,
appearing in Freeman s Journal of 1st February, 1886.]
The following report was read from a member of the Union
relative to the case mentioned in the House of Commons, in
which a dog had been set on a boycotted woman, thereby inflicting
serious injuries upon her : —
" This poor woman's (Johanna Donohoe's) children went for
water, when the defendants, Honora Sullivan and her son Denis,
whom I may mention is 24 years of age, attacked the poor children,
who were very young. When the poor woman came to the
assistance of her children, she was pelted with stones, and
actually held against a fence whilst they set their dog at her feel ,
the clothes being held up whilst the flesh was being torn by their
dog. This occurred on the 18th September last, the charge being
heard on the 19th October. The case would be on earlier onlj
that Mrs. Donohoe was not able to come to court sooner.
Captain Stokes, R.M., was one of the magistrates who heard the
case. Denis Sullivan was sentenced to two months' hard labour,
and the mother, Honora Sullivan, was sentenced to four months'
hard labour. From this they appealed to the Chairman of
Quarter Sessions, at Macroom, on the 6th January last."
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[From the Freeman's Journal.]
Tealee, Sunday, January 31st, 1886.
" A barbarous outrage was committed about seven o'clock last
evening, on a process-server named Giles Eoe, who lives at a
place called Killiney, a mile to the west of Castlegregory. A party
of five men disguised and partially armed, visited his house at the
above-mentioned hour, at the time himself and his wife were at
supper. On noticing the entrance of the strangers the process-
server cordially greeted them, and invited them to take a seat by
the fire. Immediately one of the gang sprang to the spot where
the wife was sitting, and clasping his hand over her mouth,
.another coolly drew a razor from his pocket, and before the
unfortunate process-server had time to stir from his seat, his
right ear was lopped off. After the perpetration of the horrible
deed the party immediately decamped, leaving their victim in an
insensible state. As soon as he recovered consciousness, by the
■aid of his wife, he proceeded to Castlegregory police barrack, and
there reported the matter. Up to the present no arrests have
been made in connection with the affair. It may be well to
mention that this unfortunate man had but one arm. Having
fallen out of a car one evening going home, his arm was
dangerously broken, and had to be amputated. A raid was made
before on his house in the year 1881, but Eoe was not inside at
the time, being present at the Dingle Quarter Sessions. 5 '
The men who perpetrate these outrages act in the interest
of the National League, which thankfully accepts the fruits of
Do you wish to hand the Irish peasantry over to such a
Government ? "Would yon like such a Government for your-
If not, vote against Home Rule and do your best to
get your neighbours to do the same.
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